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Bodyguard in, Aloes out of Kaiso Monarch semis

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Calypsonian Bodyguard (Roger Mohammed) who was banned from singing his 2014 song, False Papers, at Kaiso Revue tent, has made it to the semifinals of the National Calypso Monarch competition. But the man who banned him, Sugar Aloes (Micheal Osouna), did not make it. Mohammed later found a home under the Icons tent. Bodyguard will compete against several former calypso monarchs at semifinals at Skinner Park, San Fernando on Saturday. Forty calypsonians have been chosen with two reserves to compete for the title which will begin at noon. The names were released yesterday.

Eleven finalists will be chosen to face off against Eric "Pink Panther" Taylor, who was crowned 2013 Monarch. This event will be held at on Carnival Sunday (March 2). The extempo finals will take place at National Academy for the Performing Arts on February 27, along with the judging of the social and political categories. Formers calypso monarchs Sandra Millington (Singing Sandra), Morrel Peters (Luta), Dr Hollis Liverpool (Chalkdust), Karene Asche and four-time Calypso Monarch Weston "Cro Cro" Rawlins will be competing in the semi-finals.


The 40 Competitors

Artist    Sobriquet    Calypso

Alan Sinette-Khan        Sea Lots 
Alex Gift    Tobago Chalkie    De Same Pedigree 
Allan Fortune    Brother Mudada    The Parliament Tent
Allan Welch        Soil Technician
Amrika Mutroo    Doh Judge Meh
Anthony Emrold Phillip    Brother Valentino    Constitutional Reform
Anthony Hendrickson    All Rounder    We Only Passing Through
Bevon St Clair        Another Flambeau
Brian London        Call Dem Out   
Carlos James    Skatie    Jack and Jill
Devon Seale        F.D.A.T.
Erphaan Alves        Piano Unplugged
Francine Edwards    Singing Francine    Honor Them
Georgia Mc Intyre    The Messenger    Make the Right Choice
Giselle Washington    G.G    Save de Land
Heather McIntosh        Nutten eh Good
Heaven Charles    Snakey    The Dhoti Song
Hollis Liverpool    Chalkdust    The Guest List
Karen Eccles-Thomas    Karen Eccles    Values of Life
Karene Asche        Malice in Wonderland
Kerice Pascal    KeKe    Fix it and Hush
Kurt Allen    Last Badjohn     Sweet Sizzling Summer
Lesley Ann Ellis        Blessed with Beauty
Lornette Nedd Reid    Fya Empress    Just
Marlon Edwards        Leave it Dey
Morel Peters    King Luta    No Guns No Weapons
Myron Bruce    The Incredible Myron B    One More Sip
Neville Brown    Bunny B    Milk
Nicole Thomas        The Love We Owe
Roderick Gordon    Chucky    Wah Yuh Think
Roger Mohammed    Bodyguard    False Papers 
Rondell Donawa        Yes We Can
Rosemary Mitchell    Young Rose    Message to the Bad Man
Sandra Des Vignes     Singing Sandra    Madiba
Sean Daniel    Psalmist    Gospel
Selvon Noel    Mistah Shak    Bois
Stephen Marcelle    Almost Doesn’t Count
Tammico Moore    Spicey    Man in Dat
Victoria Cooper    Queen Victoria    Political Love Affair
Weston Rawlins    Cro Cro    Pious, Poor but Proud

Lynette Steele    Lady Gypsy    Dangerous World 
Michael Legerton    Protector    Dey Damn Vex


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